Royal Docks West topping out ceremony was held on Wednesday 14.02.2018 to celebrate progress on the newly built 19-storey tower.
Killian Hurley, CEO of Mount Anvil, was joined by VIP guests, including Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham, Councillor Ken Clark, Deputy Mayor of Newham, as well as David Lunts, Executive Director of Housing and Land at Greater London Authority (GLA) and Jeremy Rees, Acting CEO of ExCeL London (development partner on Royal Docks West).
Sir Robin Wales and David Lunts laid the final bricks alongside local bricklaying apprentice Martynas Aleksa, on the rooftop terrace of Royal Docks West, almost a year after construction started on site. Representing a landmark moment in the successful delivery of the First phase of the development consisting of 105 studio, one, two and three-bedroom homes, including 26 affordable homes.
Killian Hurley, CEO of Mount Anvil, said: “Topping out the first phase of Royal Docks West is a proud moment for us at Mount Anvil. Not only have we had the privilege of working with the GLA, London Borough of Newham and our development partner ExCeL London to deliver much needed, high-quality new homes for London, but we’ve also been able to create a number of new jobs for the local community.
“Of the 150 people on site every day, over 40 percent live locally. Moreover, 18 young people from Newham have undertaken apprenticeships and work experience placements at Royal Docks West over the past year, gaining valuable construction experience and, we hope, a pathway into a long-term career in construction.
“Together, over the course of 235,000 hours, our team has laid over 860,000 bricks, building a legacy of sought-after, design-led homes for Londoners, and, in the process, they’ve had the opportunity – and satisfaction – of giving back to their community.”
Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham, added: “The regeneration of the docks offers new and exciting opportunities for our borough. What we have is a vast landscape to create new jobs and homes and we are delighted that delighted that schemes like the Mount Anvil’s Royal Docks West are playing an important part in achieving that. We’ve been impressed today by their commitment to quality and delivering on their promises.
“Job creation is critical to Newham Council’s agenda and we are looking forward to working with Mount Anvil to bring employment opportunities to the area and upskill the young talent we all need to build the homes for tomorrow.”
With first completions scheduled from December 2018, Royal Docks West offers an exceptional opportunity to buy into one of London’s emerging property hotspots. With Crossrail set to arrive at the same time, City and West End based professionals will be able to get to and from work in half the time, while connections to Canary Wharf will take only three minutes.
Prices at Royal Docks West right now start from £590,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. Two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses are currently available, due to complete December 2018.